I'd take Kadri over Hodgson myself. Neither is really my kind of player, but imo Kadri has more grit, is a better skater, and has as much offensive upside.
I can't imagine Kadri being less defensively minded lol.
Don't tell anyone I said this, but I think Kadri will make a decent NHLer - my reasons behind not being interested in a deal that includes him is that I simply see him as a poor fit in Vancouver - not a two way 3rd line C type, not really the kind of physical presence I'd want out of a top 6 winger...and if he's not top 6, he's not worth the asking price. I think Schroeder would make a better 3rd line C, and most people are still looking to upgrade...
But just as an aside for those so worried about the Canucks centers - you might want to have a look at a team like Chicago. Beyond Toews, it looks like this:
I wouldn't want to roll with that - even when healthy. Beyond them, they move Shaw to C? Another mini C?
Toews aside, they are all lightweights. Bolland is the biggest of them at 184 lbs.
Their top prospect C is 165lbs...
They are going to get manhandled down low. Some people consider that team a goaltender short of being a contender - I think they're extremely top heavy - once you get outside their top 5 or 6 players, they are average at best.
Edited by oldnews, 17 January 2013 - 07:44 PM.